U.S. Supports Fair Business Competition, Consumer Rights in Pakistan (June 11, 2012)
U.S. Supports Fair Business Competition, Consumer Rights in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 11,2012
Contact: Robert Raines,
Acting Spokesperson (0302-8540977)
U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Richard Hoagland visited the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) today and commended the Commission for its efforts to promote fair business competition, defend consumer rights, and push for economic reforms. CCP Chairperson Rahat Hassan led Ambassador Hoagland on a tour of CCP facilities and introduced him to CCP’s young, dynamic enforcement team which is dedicated to prohibiting corrupt activities such as collusive practices, abuse of market dominance, deceptive marketing, and illegitimate mergers and acquisitions.
“I am so inspired to see young Pakistanis leading this effort to make a positive difference in their country,” said Ambassador Richard Hoagland. “The work of the CCP is absolutely necessary for Pakistan to attract foreign investment and create a more stable Pakistani economy.”
The United States Embassy has long supported CCP through conferences and training opportunities, and currently plans to send CCP staffers to the United States on exchange programs to promote people to people ties.